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C:/OEM/Preload/Autorun/APP/Acer Backup Manager/Data1.cab|>mui.exe Error File is a Decompression Bomb

:Volume{cb2a7676-8f0e-11df-8051-806e6f6e6963/D2D/Images/POP0109Z0OX00CE18.SWM|>mui.exe Error File is a Decompression Bomb

A CAB file is a compressed installation file. Even it were infected it would pose no threat because it would have to be decompressed to become active. However, I don't think that detection poses any risk - it is just an anomaly of AVAST scanning:

A decompression bomb is a file that unpacks to an enormous amount of data - thus "flooding" the unpacking engine. It's quite hard to detect such files reliably, so it's possible that it gives some false alarms ocassionally.

You should configure AVAST so it dos NOT scan archives. Not only would this eliminate these detections that are causing you undue concern but scan times would be substantially decreased because all these huge archives take a very long time to extract during the scanning process.

As for the Java detections, you can clear the Java cache:

Go into the Control Panel (using Classic View) and double-click the Java Icon. (looks like a coffee cup)

  • On the General tab, under Temporary Internet Files, click the Settings button.
  • Next, click on the Delete Files button
  • There are two options in the window to clear the cache - Leave BOTH Checked
    • Applications and Applets
    • Trace and Log Files

    [*]Click OK on Delete Temporary Files Window

    Note: This deletes ALL the Downloaded Applications and Applets from the CACHE.

    [*] Click OK to leave the Temporary Files Window

    [*]Click OK to leave the Java Control Panel.

Likewise, you can clear the Chrome Cache


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If you feel that is the case, then reformatting is a good option since you've already backed everything up. Reformatting will certainly get rid of the clutter and other nonessential items that you've accumulated.

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